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(E) Darkness does not exist
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  01/22/2006 | Humor And Wisdom | Unrated
(E) Darkness does not exist


Did God create everything that exists? Does evil exist? Did God create evil?

A University professor at a well known institution of higher learning challenged his students with this question. "Did God create everything that exists?"

A student bravely replied, "Yes he did!"

"God created everything?" The professor asked.

"Yes sir, he certainly did," the student replied.

The professor answered, "If God created everything; then God created evil. And, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then we can assume God is evil."

The student became quiet and did not respond to the professor's hypothetical definition.. The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said, "May I ask you a question, professor?"

"Of course", replied the professor.

The student stood up and asked, "Professor, does cold exist?"

"What kind of question is this? Of course it exists. Have you never been cold?"

The other students snickered at the young man's question. The young man replied, "In fact sir, cold does not exist. According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Everybody or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat; and all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature. Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat."

The student continued, "Professor, does darkness exist?"

The professor responded, "Of course it does."

The student replied, "Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness. In fact, we can use Newton's prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness. A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn't this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present."

Finally the young man asked the professor, "Sir, does evil exist?"

Now uncertain, the professor responded, "Of course, as I have already said. We see it everyday. It is in the daily examples of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.

To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that comes when there is no light."

The professor sat down.

The young man's name -- Albert Einstein


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  • Comment #1 (Posted by OLUBUKONLA OLUBUSAYOR)

    It's very interesting and true.It's also very encouraging
  • Comment #2 (Posted by Solomon Gusa)

    There are various sources of light but darkness has only one source which is the world.Right from creation,the world was dark,but as soon as light was made by God,darknesss disappeared.Darkness does not just exist on its own,it only exists in the absence of light.We all know where light come from but no one knows where darkness come from.It comes from the blues.
  • Comment #3 (Posted by Bruce McKeever)

    I have heard this story before.Einstein would have probably wished this was true.
  • Comment #4 (Posted by NAMYA)

    I am sure that you can explain darkness, cold and evil without the presence of a god.

    Darkness is what our brains make out of the lack of light travelling to the rods and cones of our eyes.It invents such a response to make sense of a lack of information. Darkness does not exist because it is an invention of the mind.

    Cold is also the brains invention. It is a way to notify the human being, that it is in danger and that it requires to gain some form of kinetic energy onto its cells. Do you think that people with Congenital Insensitivity to Pain feel cold, no! Cold is merely a defense mechanism.

    And evil does not exist, good people and evil people are merely a product of the world, and situations that has surrounded them. A bubble is round because it is the easiest form for the bubble to be in. This also applies to the human mind, people do not mold the world, the world molds them and the simple person lives in a way which is easiest for them physically and mentally. A good person is merely a person who was surrounded by good opportunities.

    I do not believe that we can surely refute or accept that god exists. You must remember were not that intellectual, considering we descended from apes.

  • Comment #5 (Posted by joe mckeown)

    Einstein truly is the biggest legend ever! he completely pwned his teacher without kicking his ass. he inspires me more than anyone else. fair play to him
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